This post is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… series and of the wider In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
I’ve recently been involved with some discussions about approval workflows in Business Central, which were somewhat more complex than the standard workflow allowed.
Fortunately, there is a tool from Microsoft which can be used to extend the approval capabilities of Business Central: Power Automate.
However, Power Automate is much more than just a tool which allows an extension of workflows in Business Central. It is a service which helps you create automated workflows (or flows) between apps and services. Power Automate flows require little or no coding knowledge, making them easier and quicker to create than a normal code extension.
They can be associated with a wide range of events and responses, such as:
- Record changes
- External files updates
- Posted documents
- Different Microsoft and third-party services, like Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Dataverse, Teams, SharePoint, Power Apps, and more.
I will, eventually, be covering the creation of workflow processes or other flows in this series, but it’ll probably take me a while to get there as I go through some of the basics of Power Automate, so make sure to keep an eye on this series.
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